BACTERIAL endocarditis caused by organisms of the Salmonella group is rare.1 Salmonella sp. (Type Oranienburg), since its isolation by Kauffmann in 1930,2 has never been identified as an etiological agent of endocarditis. We are, therefore, recording a case in which repeated pure blood cultures of this particular organism were obtained.
REPORT OF A CASE3
—G. A. S., a 44-yr.-old white housewife, was admitted to the medical service of Charlotte Memorial Hospital, on Sept. 18, 1950, with the chief complaint of chills and fever of 10 hours' duration.Her past history was significant only in that at the age of 18 she was informed that she had rheumatic heart disease and at the age of 39 required hospitalization for cardiac decompensation.She stated that two weeks prior to her admission and shortly after returning from a visit to a nearby beach resort she had a nonproductive cough,